In an effort to prove his golf game is as refined as the wine he produces, Greg Norman is attempting a little redemptive “comeback” of his own as he finds himself atop the leaderboard at the British Open. After shooting back-to-back par-70s, Norman also finds himself the sole golfer in the tournament who is not above par. Maybe the Shark was waiting for the Tiger to lay low before he wanted to make himself heard again…
Although, the idea of a Tiger and Shark fighting it out for the rights to the Open championship trophy lends itself to some Discovery Channel/Animal Face-off fun. While he still has two days worth of good golf to deliver, I must say it is nice to hear Greg Norman’s name in again in relation to golf. Let’s just hope he doesn’t choke another Major victory away — provided he’s in position to win.
Directly behind Norman is Camilo Villegas, a Colombian golfer who sits at +1. Behind Villegas is a group of golfers at +2, including Rocco Mediate, Jim Furyk, Ian Poulter and K.J. Choi. Sergio Garcia sits at +5, while Phil Mickelson and John Daly looks like they will be missing the cut with a +10 and a +15, respectively.
However, all eyes are on the wine-making golfer from Australia. Can he complete the feel good story and capture his first Major victory since the 93 British?